libass: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-25

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libass, the worst of which have unknown impacts.

Affected Packages

media-libs/libass on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.13.4
Unaffected versions >= 0.13.4

Background

libass is a portable subtitle renderer for the ASS/SSA (Advanced Substation Alpha/Substation Alpha) subtitle format.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libass. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or other unknown impacts via unknown attack vectors.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libass users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libass-0.13.4"
 

References

Release Date
February 20, 2017

Latest Revision
February 20, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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